Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:15pm
Climate Change Linked to Rising Violence: Report
Along with rising sea levels and global insecurity, climate change is producing yet another unforeseen consequence—rising violence, from road rage to civil war, a new report finds. A working paper released Thursday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which conducted a meta-analysis of 55...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:45pm
'Not Political… Survival': Faced With Rising Climate Risks, South Florida City Votes for Secession
Fed up with the lack of action by Florida lawmakers to protect the state's communities from rising seas and other climate change-related risks, officials in the city of South Miami have passed an ambitious resolution calling for the state to be split in two—allowing for the southern half of the...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 2:30pm
#O22: Nationwide Day of Action Builds Momentum Against Institutional Racism
Organizers and rights groups throughout the U.S. are staging demonstrations on Wednesday against police brutality, racial profiling, and mass incarceration, practices they say disproportionately affect communities of color. The protests mark the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4:30pm
Hong Kong Chief Executive: Democracy Would Empower the Poor
As talks between Hong Kong protesters and the Chinese government began on Tuesday, the region’s current chief executive C.Y. Leung spoke out against free elections on the grounds that it would empower the poor. In his first interview with foreign media since the pro-democracy movement began, Leung...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
US Cities Criminalizing Sharing Food with Homeless: Report
As the number of U.S. cities criminalizing sharing food with the homeless continues to rise as a result of burdensome requirements on food pantries and individuals, rights groups are condemning the cities for their focus on punishment over solutions. A report released Monday by the National...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:45pm
'White on Pumpkin Crime': Mainstream Riot Coverage from Ferguson, Missouri to Keene, New Hampshire
"These are no angels," Twitter user Isaiah A. Taylor said of the photograph that showed six young white men on top of an overturned car, beer cans aloft, as the crowd on the ground seemed to cheer them on. Over the weekend, crowds who attended the annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
As Workers Protest, Walmart Changes Tune in Minimum Wage Fight
As the Fight for 15 continues to grow, Walmart preempted a planned protest on Thursday by workers in several cities by promising to pay its employees more than the minimum wage—eventually. Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon told reporters on Wednesday that the company plans to upgrade its hourly pay for...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:15pm
FBI Director: Government Surveillance 'Enhances Liberty'
In a speech on Thursday, FBI director James Comey invoked "national security and public safety" to push for more permissive government surveillance policies, claiming new encryption technologies are poised to leave law enforcement agencies "in the dark" as they try to hunt down terrorists and child...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:45am
Hong Kong Police Raid Protest Site as Activists Vow More Actions
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong slammed the government for a "lack of sincerity" on Friday after police dismantled one of the region’s main protest sites, tearing down barricades in an early-morning raid. Activists said the move would only create obstacles in upcoming talks with government...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
'Trailblazing' ACLU Lawyer to Lead DOJ’s Civil Rights Division
Human rights champion and deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Vanita Gupta has been named as the new acting head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, which has been without a set leader for over a year, and will be nominated for the permanent position by...
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